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Large cake tin 
5th-May-2008 04:32 pm
I've somehow got roped into making a cake for my friend's 18th and it needs to serve around 20-25 people so I was thinking of a square/rectangle tin because it'd be easier to divide even portions and make it stretch if more people turn up.

Anyone recommend where I could get a cheap tin? Preferably a 'high st' store so it's easy to get i.e. Matalan.

Thanks :D
6th-May-2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
hmmm not sure if it is any help but a few years ago when we needed a big heart-shaped cake tin for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding cake, my mum hired a tin from a local cake decorating place - maybe you could do that? i don't think it was very much and it meant we didn't have to find room for YET ANOTHER cake tin in the kitchen cupboards :) lakeland have lovely tins but i don't think they're exactly cheap... however, the staff are very helpful - even if they don't stock a tin big enough, they might know whereabouts in your town you could get one. worth a try!

as an alternative, making something in individual portions such as fairy cakes might be a good way of serving all those people... or brownies, you could make lots and then stack them up and have candles on top? if you make too many, they keep well, or people can take them home or have them for breakfast!

hope it goes well and good luck!
7th-May-2008 08:39 pm (UTC)

I suggested the fairy cakes idea to my friend and she's not keen, mainly because if more people turned up than she anticipated a cake can be sliced to make sure there's enough to go around, but with fairy cakes she said she wouldn't be able to give me a definite figure until the day and I don't have the time.

The brownies were a good idea, but my friend is freaky and doesn't actually like chocolate :\
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